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by WLJ
2012 January 13
United Egg Producers (UEP) is coming under fire from other animal agriculture groups for its efforts to set a national standard for the treatment of layers. The organization has enlisted Rep.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
John Norman “Norm” Middleswarth, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2012, at his home in Torrington. Funeral services were held on Jan. 7 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center with Scott Rauscher, Marylee McMillan and Lorriane Lerwick officiating. Burial followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
“We work long and hard at convention but we never fail to have a good time. Nashville is home to some of the best entertainment in the country and convention participants will have several opportunities to capitalize on all the city has to offer,” said Donald.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
In his new role, Miller will be responsible for staff leadership of NCBA departments focused on developing and executing the plan of work funded with beef checkoff dollars. Those departments include Planning and Evaluation; Market Research; Research, Education and Innovation; Issues Management; Consumer Marketing; and Channel Marketing.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
“The department has seen a decrease in the number of positive trich cases and is encouraged by these numbers; this shows that the livestock industry and the CDA mitigation efforts have been working,” continued Roehr, “but this doesn’t mean ranchers should decrease their testing rates.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
While many advocacy groups and organizations claim to support protecting wildlife populations, improving habitat and preserving land access for the future in their publicity and fundraising campaigns, which all sound good to anyone who enjoys the outdoors, they are not always showing their true colors.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
Cattlemen from across the nation are annually recognized for outstanding environmental stewardship practices and conservation achievements through the Environmental Stewardship Award program. The award program was established in 1991 by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NC- BA) and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
2012 January 13
As the dust around the holidays finally begins to settle, it’s never any fun to find out that a heart-felt gift you gave was returned for cash. It’s bad enough when the returned gift is a sweater or a book, but when it’s the family ranch, the heartache reaches a whole different level.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
“Tim Koopmann’s commitment to the health of the land and wildlife in his family’s care is exemplary, but he has also made extraordinary improvements in water quality that benefit those on and off of his ranch,” said Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation president.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
“The Edwards Aquifer Authority board of directors recently approved a funding and management agreement to implement a habitat conservation plan for the Edwards Aquifer,” said Robert Gulley, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources program coordinator for the Edwards Aquifer Restoration Implementation Plan.
by DTN
2012 January 13
Farm Bureau delegates reversed their position last Tuesday from last year’s farm-policy recommendations that had effectively defended keeping much of the commodity title from the 2008 farm bill intact. Instead, Farm Bureau stripped its policies supporting direct payments, counter-cyclical payments, and the Average Crop Revenue Election program.
by WLJ
2012 January 13
DIAMOND RING AUCTION AT BILLINGS LIVESTOCK Jan, 9, Billings, MT 110 Head 470 lb steers . . . . . $200 100 Head 500 lb steers . . . . . . 190 110 Head 500 lb heifers . . . . . 200 85 Head 585 lb heifers . . . . . . 165 567 Head 600 lb steers . . . . . . 175 172 Head 620 lb replacement heifers .
2012 January 13
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in an Idaho couple’s challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act (CWA) and wetlands enforcement actions. The case could have far reaching impacts for agriculture, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).


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